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  • Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. All high school students are invited to this free conference which is the only one of...

  • TPHS alum releases third novel in epic fantasy series

    TPHS alum releases third novel in epic fantasy series

    Matthew Wolf, the Torrey Pines High School alum and successful novelist, has been learning how to deal with a relatively new phenomenon for him.  “It’s weird, in the best way possible, being face to face with my fans,” Wolf explains. “One time, at Tulsa Comic Con I was at my booth and a huge man...

  • Del Mar Hills Academy PTA to present award-winning author

     Del Mar Hills Academy PTA will present Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, internationally-recognized clinical psychologist and award-winning author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, to speak to the community on Thursday, Feb.16, at 6 p.m. in the...

  • Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club announces Gold Sponsor for CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club announces Gold Sponsor for CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that IDW Publishing will be a Gold Sponsor for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on Saturday, March 11. Founded in 1999, IDW started as an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks,...

  • Del Mar author pens ‘Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House 1885 to Now’

    Del Mar author pens ‘Edelweiss: Chronicle of a Del Mar Beach House 1885 to Now’

    While she lived in Manhattan, Juliana Maxey-Allison wrote for “The New York Times Magazine,” “New York,” “Self,” “Ladies Home Journal,” and other publications. But after returning to the West Coast in 2004, she turned her talents to researching and writing about the history of the century-old house...

  • Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book

    Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book

    From aspirin to antibiotics, the development of drugs has truly changed the world. After decades of studying and teaching biology, Del Mar’s Irwin Sherman is now detailing the history and impact of drugs in a new book. “Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives” discusses...

  • Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson is keynote speaker for 2017 CCA Writers’ Conference

    Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson is keynote speaker for 2017 CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that New York Times bestselling author Mary E. Pearson will give the keynote address at the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Pearson is the award-winning author of young adult novels,...

  • Retired attorney pens romantic legal thriller with supernatural twist

    Retired attorney pens romantic legal thriller with supernatural twist

    During his 55-year-long career as a trial lawyer, V. Frank Asaro would sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, his mind racing as he fretted about his current case – would a witness show up, had he dotted all the “i’s” and crossed the “t’s?” At those times, he would pick up a pen and write...

  • Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

    Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

    Local author Kathy Krevat recently announced the release of “Behind Chocolate Bars,” third in the bestselling Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Published under her pen name of Kathy Aarons, it will be available anywhere books are sold on...

  • Santa Fe Christian Schools alumna releases her first children’s book

    Santa Fe Christian Schools alumna releases her first children’s book

    Having grown up in Carlsbad, Megan L. Nelson spent most of her childhood days playing outside in the California sun. When it did rain, however, she still played outdoors. “I used to play outside in the sun or the rain with my brother all the time,” said Nelson, who attended Santa Fe Christian Schools...

  • Q&A: ‘American Sniper’ author Scott McEwen on Chris Kyle and more

    Millions of Americans read “American Sniper,” and millions more saw the movie. Most were mesmerized, deeply moved, and ultimately even more appreciative of what our military – and their families – endure on a daily basis. What they must do to keep us – and each other – safe. With the current controversy...

  • Author shares humorous parenting experiences in ‘Man With Child’

    For most of us, becoming a parent is a leap of faith – in ourselves and in our ability to nurture and mold a new life. For some of us, the arc of that trajectory is even greater. For almost two decades Marc Kuritz was successfully engaged in the political arena. Then, in one year, he quit his job,...

  • Former mayor’s book tells Del Mar’s story

    Former mayor’s book tells Del Mar’s story

    As the former five-time mayor of Del Mar, Tom Pearson knows much more than a thing or two about the county’s smallest city. In fact, many of the stories in his nearly 500-page book, “Exceptional Fortitude,” take place in Del Mar. Thanks to the Del Mar Historical Society, readers can now more easily...

  • Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club holding free Middle School Writing Workshop Series

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced a series of free writing workshops for middle school students. As of March 4, students can learn about plot, characterization, setting and much more from bestselling and award-winning published authors. The CCA Creative Writing Club...

  • Carmel Valley author to hold workshop to help women navigate life's issues

    Carmel Valley author to hold workshop to help women navigate life's issues

    Carmel Valley’s Janet Larson, the author of “My Diary Unlocked,” is bringing the companion workshop to her book to the Carmel Valley Recreation Center, an effort to help women break down the barriers that keep them from reaching their full potential. “Journey Into Your Soulself” is a seven-week...

  • Solana Beach eighth-grader publishes book: ‘I really, really like writing’

    November is National Novel Writing Month, and last year, one Solana Beach student was up for the challenge. In just one month, 12-year-old Georgia Sims wrote her very first novel, “The Protagonist Chapter,” which is now available online at Amazon.com. “The final product is amazing,” said Georgia,...

  • ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Gilbert brings ‘Big Magic’ to USD

    ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Gilbert brings ‘Big Magic’ to USD

    There was big magic happening in the audience at the University of San Diego last week even before “Eat, Pray, Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert took the stage to talk about her aptly named new book. Women were bonding over their admiration for the best-selling author, sharing their stories and making...

  • Carmel Valley author publishes third novel

    Carmel Valley author publishes third novel

    In her recently published third novel, “The Smallest of Waves,” author and longtime Carmel Valley resident Janice Coy explores variations of freedom. “The immigration debate, the idea of people leaving their country for any number of reasons, the sight of homeless people sleeping on the streets...

  • Best-selling ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ author comes home to San Diego

    Best-selling ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ author comes home to San Diego

    She’s received the NERO and the RITA awards, been nominated for the Macavity and the Edgar, and none other than Stephen King has said she is better than Michael Crichton — and invited her to play her fiddle in his Rock Bottom Remainders band. Her books have been published in 40 countries and sold...

  • Former Carmel Valley artist-turned-author releases debut novel

    Former Carmel Valley artist-turned-author releases debut novel

    Having worked as a jewelry maker, sculptor, painter, graphic designer and photographer, former Carmel Valley resident Kerry Daggett has always been creative. “I’m on the go every minute of the day,” she said with a laugh. Originally from New York, Daggett studied fashion design at Utah State University....

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